Have Yourself A Merry Little Halloween

I’m sure I’ll have so much more to say after today and tonight, but for now, it’s just one thing:

We unveiled Cassidy’s costume at the school’s Halloween party on Friday night. It was a dry run and I learned that I could help him in and out of the costume several times. Luckily for me, he has a co-worker helping him around tomorrow, so that I have the chance to trick-or-treat and party with my kids. I think Des was a little afraid of Cassidy on Friday night.

He was simultaneously proud and nervous. He said, “Dada doesn’t look like Dada.” Indeed not!

To answer questions you surely have: 1 – It took about 25 minutes to put Iron Man on him, after I had gotten the hang of it, and about 10 minutes to take it off. 2 – It’s not heavy – I think it’s lighter than Groot was, especially without those insulated buckets for feet! 3 – It’s not a fully homemade costume the way Groot was. Cassidy isn’t taking enough credit here, but he didn’t make Iron Man from scratch, the way he made Groot from scratch. He worked with someone who made the suit itself.

He spent many hours, days, weeks, months, etc. making it wearable, though.

In that respect, he did make the costume. He didn’t make the suit but he made it into a functioning costume. I think that still qualifies under costume making! It’s super impressive and as you can hear, it has special effects. At one point, I had a backup remote and made his mask open and shut from down the hallway at school. He looked surprised! I’m quite the punk.

And as for me, I don’t wear my Halloween costume for the Halloween party. Last year I wore Snow White to the party, and I was Stay Puft for actual Halloween. I didn’t want to repeat Snow White and my Super Girl costume is a touch too revealing, so I went with my TARDIS dress for the party. I’ve only worn it once to Boston Comic Con for my soulmate, Tim Curry.

You know we always go big (SO BIG) for #Halloween, and this year was no exception. Here's how Iron Man Takes Halloween in #Northampton, MA for 2017.

The best is that people knew my costume and appreciated it!

This year? Well, that remains to be seen. What will I be?? How will the kids love Halloween 2017? What will it be like to have Iron Man roaming the city streets of Northampton? All of this and more, later on this week, I hope! Happy Halloween!

You know we always go big (SO BIG) for #Halloween, and this year was no exception. Here's how Iron Man Takes Halloween in #Northampton, MA for 2017.

You know we always go big (SO BIG) for #Halloween, and this year was no exception. Here's how Iron Man Takes Halloween in #Northampton, MA for 2017.

Do you still dress up? What are you going as?

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


Have Yourself A Merry Little Halloween — 13 Comments

  1. Happy Halloween and seriously Cassidy’s costumes are always awesome!! So, I wouldn’t have thought this year would have been anything but and he sure did rise to the occasion once again πŸ˜‰

  2. I just LOVE Cassidy’s costumes. My favorite so far is Groot, but this one is awesome too. I’m not really dressing up–I will be wearing my Chewbacca jacket, so I guess I’m half a Wookie πŸ˜‰

  3. I love it! Cassidy’s creativity blows me away. Nothing will ever beat my full handmade Poison Ivy costume, which I resurrected a couple years ago for a party (I was amazed that a year or two after having Eve I could fit into a costume I wore almost a decade previously!) Sadly, I’ve just gotten lazy about Halloween and getting dressed up :-/

  4. Cassidy’s costume is always spectacular and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next year. As for dressing up, Madison and I both dressed as Belle. I don’t dress up much for Halloween but Madison wanted me to this year so I obliged.

  5. Love that you guys still dress up! I never do. My husband doesn’t as well. We are the photographers and cheerers LOL How long did it take Cassidy to finish his Iron Man costume?

  6. I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in many years 😘 I can live vicariously through you guys! What an awesome costume Cassidy made. Also, I always love your costumes, Tamara πŸ™‚

  7. I was a cat this year, meaning I wore a cat mask and dressed in all black. Plus, my daughter sewed a tail for me using some fabric scraps.

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